JINAN Dawuane Smoot Black Jersey , Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- At the Agricultural Bank of China's (ABC) three outlets in Jinan City, cards are no longer needed to withdraw money. A quick scan of the face will do.
"One of the best things about facial recognition technology is that you don't have to carry your cards with you for petty deposits and withdrawals," said Xu Yanru, lobby manager of ABC's Heping Road outlet in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province.
ABC has introduced facial recognition technology at its automatic teller machines (ATM). Other banks, such as the China Merchants Bank and the Construction Bank of China Cam Robinson Black Jersey , have also introduced similar technology in their ATMS.
"All you have to do is to press the facial recognition withdrawal button, scan your face in the camera, enter your phone number or ID number, and enter your transaction amount and password," said Zhang Baojing, a banking manager at ABC.
Zhang said that the technology can eliminate the risk of having bank cards illegally copied Leonard Fournette Black Jersey , and lower the possibility of cards getting eaten by ATMS.
"It can enhance the customer experience," Zhang said.
Technology staff at ABC said that facial recognition is safe because it also requires ID numbers or phone numbers and passwords. In addition, customers' photos will be compared with those in the public security system. The latest infrared cameras also lower the risk of illegal activities.
The ABC limits the daily withdrawal to 3,000 yuan (457 U.S. dollars) via the technology. The bank plans to install the facial recognition technology at 24,064 outlets across the country, according to web portal Sohu.
ABC is not the first bank in China to introduce the facial recognition technology. In 2015 DJ Chark Black Jersey , China Merchants Bank started using the technology in the southern metropolis of Shenzhen. Last year, it expanded the service to about 1,000 ATMs in 106 cities.
But the new service faces some difficulties, such as high maintenance costs.
"Many senior citizens might find it hard to trust or get used to this way of withdrawing money," said Yang Gan of the Smart City Research Institute in southwest China's Guizhou Province.
But Yang said it will only be a matter of time before the technology permeates society.
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In China, the rapid development of facial recognition technology has led to its use in a number of innovative ways. Beijing's Temple of Heaven has used it in toilets to deter toilet paper theft. In Jinan City, traffic police have installed facial scanners at intersections to catch and shame jaywalkers. Supermarkets in some big cities have been using the technology at bag deposit areas.
Beijing Normal University debuted its first facial scanners in April and expanded their use in all dorms during the summer break. Currently, 70 percent of students have had their face recorded. A facial scan is required for new freshman students, according to the school.
PANAMA CITY, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday that China and Panama can become long-term reliable partners that can enjoy shared progress and prosperity.
Wang made the remarks while meeting with Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado T.J. Yeldon Camo Jersey , Panama's vice president and foreign minister, during his visit to the Latin American country.
Over the past more than three months since the two countries established diplomatic ties, the two sides have seen intensive exchanges and early results of bilateral cooperation, said Wang.
He noted that China welcomes Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to visit China later this year so as to boost the two countries' cooperation in economy, trade, investment Logan Cooke Camo Jersey , industrial capacity, maritime transportation, aviation, tourism and culture.
Wang also said China is willing to work with Panama to enhance the political foundation for bilateral ties, adding that he believes Panama will well handle the issue of Taiwan according to their joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations, and carry out its various promises.
China is ready to volume up its communications and coordination with Panama in multilateral affairs Tanner Lee Camo Jersey , and help preserve Panama's legitimate rights on international occasions, he added.
For her part, Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado said her country values its traditional friendship with China, and welcomes more Chinese businesses to invest in Panama.
The Latin American country hopes to negotiate and reach a free trade agreement with China as early as possible and to cooperate with China in infrastructure, finance, maritime transportation Will Richardson Camo Jersey , aviation, tourism and culture so as to benefit the two peoples, she said.
Panama supports China's Belt and Road Initiative, and hopes to be a part of it, the minister said, adding that her country would like to be a bridge that links China with other countries in the region.
Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado also noted that her country shall firmly abide by the one China policy and implement its promises in the joint communique without having any form of official contacts or exchanges with Taiwan.
Proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 Ronnie Harrison Camo Jersey , the Belt and Road Initiative aims to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes. It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
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